Slow Cooker Turkey Beef Chili

It’s Slow Cooker Sunday here today and that means chili in our house.  It’s oddly warm for February but still cloudy and drab.  Welcome to the midwest.  This is the perfect comfort food recipe for a dreary day.

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There are so many different kinds of chili and people definitely have strong preferences as to their favorites.  This version keeps the WW points low by using turkey and lean ground beef, and the carbs on the lower end by leaving out the beans.

Even though there are only 4 of us in our family (and my kids don’t really care for chili yet), I still often make large batches in my slow cooker.  It’s great to freeze and re-heat on busy days when I don’t have time or feel like cooking.

Turkey Beef Chili

The ingredient list looks a bit long, but the recipe is simple.  It’s really just browning the meat, chopping the veggies and then dumping everything together in the slow cooker.  This is the Crock-Pot I use now (I’ve had many) and I really like it.  I have the fun red color and the handles are a must if you ever bring food to pot-lucks, tailgates, etc.

Turkey Beef Chili

This is also a great recipe for feeding a crowd, because….toppings.  The add-ons are my favorite thing about chili.  It’s fun to make a little topping bar and let everyone dress up their own.  Cheese, sour cream, avocado or guacamole, tortilla chips, cilantro, hot sauce; there are so many possibilities.  Mine usually ends up with an embarrassing ratio of toppings to chili, but that’s not important.  Enjoy!

Turkey Beef Chili

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Slow Cooker Turkey Beef Chili

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Yield: 10 servings

Serving Size: about 1 1/2 cups

Calories per serving: 230

Slow Cooker Turkey Beef Chili

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (I use 90% lean)
  • 1 lb ground turkey (I use 99% fat free)
  • 2 large green bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 large red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 14.5 oz cans fire-roasted tomatoes (I use Hunt's brand)
  • 32 oz beef stock or broth
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 8 oz tomato sauce (low sugar if possible)
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 3 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or cast iron pan.
  2. Brown both the ground beef and turkey over medium high heat, about 10 minutes.
  3. While the meat is browning chop the peppers and onion, add to the slow cooker.
  4. Once the meat is crumbled (it's ok if it's not completely cooked through) add the meat to the slow cooker. Do not drain.
  5. Add all the remaining ingredients and spices.
  6. Cook on low heat for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  7. Serve hot with your favorite toppings!

Notes

WEIGHT WATCHERS SMART POINTS: 6 SP per serving

NET CARBS: 9 per serving

*Note that the nutritional information shown above was calculated using the My Fitness Pal and WW websites and the ingredients I used. Values may vary depending on ingredient choices or substitutions.

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